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Tropic King - Funkwerks

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BA SCORE
88
very good

233 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 32
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Funkwerks visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lackenhauser on 11-19-2011)
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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into tulip at falling rock in Denver. Nice hazy hay color with big 3 finger head. Nice looking saison. Smell is typical saison peppery notes with a bit more citrus hops. Great spicey pepper and hop flavor...lots of citrus and hop but so well balanced with the saison spice. Its perfectly dry and so drinkable. Really a great saison.

DrinkSlurm, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of SteeleWright
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

SteeleWright, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jstevep00, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

GuzzLah, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

bluckbeyes, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

mkennedy119, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

beernads, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

TheBishopco, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +2%

animal69, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Homebrew35
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a billowing head, just about fills the whole glass. Once it settle with good lacing and some retention, its a hazy and nice looking orange.

Aroma is tropical fruit as the label suggests, wow! what a concept. Seriously tho I get mango, passion fruit, banana, some hay and some light funk.

Taste is big banana and bubble gum, apple, white grape, some grass, light barnyard like or cork. Very interesting and ever changing as it warms.

High carbonation keeps this one light and spritz-y on the tongue. But it feels like its medium bodied in some ways. Then the finish is very coating, almost sticky and gummy like. It seems like this one is like liquid bubble gum.

Overall this is an interesting and somewhat remarkable beer. It keeps me guessing and wanting to dig deeper into its subtleties. I'd buy this again even at $11 for a bomber.

Homebrew35, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

claspada, May 28, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got this from SteveO, cheers Steve!

Pours a slightly hazed gold with2+ fingers of pearl colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention, never drops bight all the way

S: Perfumy hops & appleskins, plus pears & passion fruit

T: Follows the nose, some dryness & white pepper up front. Pears, more passion fruit & some grapefruit as this warms, I also get a faint bits of mango as this warms, slight breadyness& honey crisp apples too, pineapple as well. Finishes crisp, fruitty, dry with pineapple & passion fruit, plus a bit of pear & peppercorn

MF: Fairly subtle carbonation, light bodied; skews fruitty

Great drinkability, not a ton of sourness or funkyness, but this works well for me. This runs the gamut of fruyittyness with enough hop profile to balance this out. This is a beer I'd love to see in 4-pack offerings. Funk Werks, you are impressing the snot outta me!

russpowell, May 28, 2013
Photo of threeviews
4.59/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a .4l Rastal tulip (purchased from the brewery in April, 2013 and cellared properly since its purchase)

A- Pours a hazy, orange/peach color with a 1.5-2 finger, rocky white head...beautiful.

S- As the bottle label states: Peach, Mango and Passion Fruit are all represented along with spicy notes of coriander, lemon rind and banana.

T- Malts, hops, spicy/estery phenols (courtesy of the yeast) mingle with absolute perfection. Sweetness balanced by a clean hop/yeast bitterness makes for an absolutely well-balanced (imperial) saison.

M- Full, but not overpowering. Body is reminiscent of La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue. Perfect (i.e. strong & evervescent) carbonation for the style. Very refreshing.

O- An immense Saison! This teeters on the edge b/w Saison and Tripel...but regardless of the style, it does not disappoint. This is an incredible brew. Fans of either the Saison or Tripel style will appreciate (and enjoy) this amazing beer. My only disappointment is the fact that I am unable to obtain FunkWerks' beers in NJ/VT...a must have!

threeviews, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Kenzie, May 17, 2013
Photo of SupremePie
4/5  rDev +2%

SupremePie, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

bbfc, May 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Bonko_the_sane, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

DerwinWentworth, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

JMBSH, May 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

MarkyMOD, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of BeerWizard
4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When I first opened this I smelled it from the bottle and it smelled like straight up leather and wood. That (fortunately) mellows a bit when you pour it, and it poured a very hazy, almost brownish-yellow, with a big white head. The head dissapates and the aroma is fruit, mineral, malt, and some soury-tartness (no leather or wood). The flavor is super-fruity, tart, sweet, and citrus - love it. No lack of flavor, and a nice, warm finish. The high carbonation adds a nice element to the mouthfeel. It's like a party in my mouth! Ha ha. Seriously though, this beer is awesome. I was a little cautious to try it because, eh, could be a gamble with the large format bottle if you don't like it, but c'mon! Imperial saison? Of course it's good! I'm a fan, for sure.

BeerWizard, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of denver10
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I could have sworn I wrote a review for this a long time ago, but apparently not. So here we go.

Pours a hazy orange gold with a huge creamy white head. Aroma offers some spices and mild banana, ginger, peach and passion fruit, and some sourdough bread. Flavor offers some ginger and spices, citric fruits and some melon, and a dry peppery and hoppy finish. It drinks thin and crisp, but mouthfeel is actually more medium bodied. Overall, a great beer by a great brewery. Funkwerks really needs to start offering this and their saison in four packs so I could buy more of their stuff. As is, I just can not afford to buy their bombers as frequently as I wish i could.

denver10, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing from notes taken on 3/29/13.

Poured from a bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy burnt orange color. Leaves a great lacing with solid retention. Head is bright white and very fizzy. This one has high carbonation for sure.

S: Waft is black peppery spice. Yeasty belgian esters shine, backed with notes of guava, mango, papaya, pineapple, and banana. This one smells fantastic.

T: The yeast is predominant in the initial sip. The peppery spice takes from throughout the middle of the drink, and the fruity juices finish out with some funk and earthiness.

M: Medium body. High carbonation, but it's not as high as the initial pour led me to believe. Dry, but oddly still somewhat creamy.

O: A very nice beer. The smell and taste of this guy is so complex that it truly shocked me. Every sip something different shined through and took center stage. I'd love to get my hands on another one of these.

Justin_Neff, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of jjcote
4/5  rDev +2%

jjcote, Apr 09, 2013
Tropic King from Funkwerks
88 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.